The Howling Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4963

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 122

Theatrical Release Date: 04/10/1981

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Joe Dante

Actors: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy

Plot: After a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, a reporter decides to check into the small community he lived at. She discovers "the colony" has a dark secret to hide.

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Rating of
2.5/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 12/17/2018

Outstanding makeup and practical effects highlight this werewolf themed thriller.

Rating of
1/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 07/31/2011

I've never been a fan of werewolf movies & I never liked this flick.It could also be that I saw it like a million times when I was little.I think the best thing about it were the werewolf transformations.Other then that it sucked

Rating of
3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 05/28/2011

One of my favorite werewolf films. Scary, fun and great f/x for low budget at the time. One of the most memorable 80's horror movies.

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Rating of
1.5/4

"The Howling" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 03/25/2012

A TV news anchorwoman helps to trap a serial killer and retires to a new age colony to recuperate, only to find it is stalked by werewolves. This film came out at around the same time as An American Werewolf In London and both were lauded over for their ground breaking SFX, but this is definitely a case of the passage of time separating the wheat from the chaff. American Werewolf's FX may have been the headline grabbers but the wit and intelligence of the script and likeable, characterful performances have made it stand the test of time admirably. Unfortunately The Howling has fared a lot worse. I've never rated Dante as a director and his clod-hopping approach is as evident here as ever, filling the screen with dry ice and clumsy dream montages, lit like a Spinal Tap concert. The …

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